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. gabby giffords is there as the man who shot her is sentenced. her husband, mark kelly, tells us what was going through their minds. >>> freezing over. the families in the storm zone, hud. ing in blanketsing a they're hit with another storm. >>> and band of brothers. our bob woodruff, standing up for heroes tonight. the healing power of rock and roll. ♪ >>> good evening once again from washington, d.c., where the election may be over, but the clock is sticking on an issue affecting every american family. and standing at the urgent crossroads, the president and the speaker of the house, republican john boehner. there is a freight train bearing down on this country, called the fiscal cliff. it made the stock market so nervous today, for the second day in a row, it dropped. and business leaders have begun to come forward to warn the government there will be serious economic consequences if there's no deal. at issue, the fiscal cliff, a doomsday law that hikes taxes and inleashes a wrecking ball of cuts on january 1st. so, i started by asking speaker boehner that if this time, he and th
long. you have sent us pictures proving how much you care about this vote and we saw you lining up before dawn in virginia, braving lines, rain in florida, children in tow and even guys with surfboards and bare feet as in chicago a woman who went to the polls while in labor then went on to the hospital. >>> talk about the candidates in these last moments, the two men who have been racing to the finish line spent the day proving determination and stamina and abc's white house correspondent jake tapper starts us off in chicago where the president is with his family waiting for results. jake. >> reporter: good evening on this exciting night, diane. president obama and his campaign are gurding hem thfls for a long night and the president said this might spill into the morning but he fully expects by tomorrow he will be re-elected. it is out of his hands and in yours. >> my name is barack obama, you know, the president. >> reporter: at a chicago campaign field office president obama called volunteers in wisconsin to thank them for their hard work. >> hi, is this annie? hi, this is barac
this -- this is your house right here? >> yeah. this is my house. i used to be over there. >> reporter: jux posed against scenes like this that forced the mayor to cancel the marathon. today, we saw them loading in cases of vodka. private party going on in here. and pal lets of water and food. this is a lot of provisions. can't go in this area? but the pictures that truery did not sit well in this city were hundreds of thousands still don't have power, four large diesel generators. how many homes could these things power? >> i don't know. >> reporter: how do you think your neighbors without power would like this thing? >> they'd love it. >> there's children out there who are without blankets, without anything. and then these generators are running. >> reporter: the decision to cancel the marathon came just hours after the mayor publicly defended the idea. >> new york has to show that we are here and that we're going to recover. >> reporter: tonight, on our local station, wabc, the head of the marathon said it was the toughest decision she'd ever made. >> it was time to just, you know, make this d
correspondent jake tapper here to tell us what the white house is saying tonight. jake? >> reporter: well, diane, senior white house officials tell us the overwhelming emotion here is surprise and, of course, sorrow, for a colleague and his family. white house officials were told about this on wednesday, the day after president obama was re-elected. they were told by the director of national intelligence, james clapper. on thursday, president obama was informed about this situation. the entire situation, the fbi investigation, as well as the affair. general petraeus called the national security adviser, said he wanted to talk to the president. at that meeting yesterday, he offered to resign. president obama thought about it and today called petraeus and accepted that resignation. the new acting director of the cia will be the number two, the deputy director, with whom president obama has worked closely during the osama bin laden raid, planning, for instance, and he has the inside track. but this does come at an awkward time for the cia. they are going to be called to congress next week to talk a
handle it. the administration declined an on camera interview but did tell us interest was -- there was an investigation and at least one of the students was disciplined, although we were not told how. >> i think it happens every day. we ask teachers to file a complaint with us. fill out the forms so we can keep or own records. we believe it happens every day. >> reporter: making bullying not just a child issue but a brought -- broader social and generational one. brian kuebler, abc2 news. >> baltimore city schools confirms the video was taken the same day it was uploaded to youtube. the administration disciplined that student two days later. >> tonight at 11:00, we are taking a closer look at bullying in social media. sherrie johnson talks to see what they're doing to stop it. er that daughter was bullied on twitter for a year. grace was hurting so much. she took her own life. >> grace was not a fallen teenager. she was happy and communicative. if it can happen to her, it can happen to anyone. >> tonight we find out how bad the problem of cyber bullying has gotten and
america this morning. >> stay with us for "good morning america." have a great thursday. be safe. >>> you're watching the station that works for you. now good morning maryland devastation up and down the east coast from rain, wind, even snow. the governor is going to go to the hardest hit counties, a place where people are struggling to dig out after sandy. >> an entire community wiped out by sandy. a massive fire broke out in queens at the same time the storm hit and now those are seeing the destruction for the first time. we're going to take you there. thanks so much for joining us. i'm megan pringle. charlie is on a special assignment. in the meantime i know a lot of you are finally saying, okay, we are gone with sandy and now what is next, maybe some sunshine so we can dry out and clean out. let's find out. we're going to send it over to meteorologist lynn net charles. >> we see that see a couple of light showers trike to work their way into carroll county and frederick county. we are dry looking at some snow towards the west. that will continue as we go throughout the day. w
and convenience for the rest of us here. we are going to be working around the clock, 24/7 until we get this done. the next few days, the weather is favorable. we will try to get as much done as possible. >>> on the bright side, the weather is going to hold out long enough for the main to be repaired. dpw says in the meantime, no one is without waterer at this point the host of dancing with the stars, facing a huge health battle. >> what brook burke is saying about her cancer diagnosis and how many women are also in her shoes. >>> black friday isn't what it used to be. inside the biggest ads for wal- mart and target. >>> do you take your stress out like this lady? the extremes some employees are going to. >>> in health alert, talking about thyroid cancer, brook burke revealed her diagnosis this week, and now she is going to have to have surgery to have her thyroid removed. in 2011 this were 48,000 new cases diagnosed. 36,000 were in women. we posted the story of brook burke on facebook for the station. while you sent well wishes, you told us your stories about surges and life afterwards for thyro
governor romney have another move? let's begin with white house correspondent jake tapper leading us off from iowa. he's there traveling with the president. jake? >> reporter: good evening, diane. president obama accompanied by his top aides and bruce springsteen hopscotched across battleground states today. the key ones that his campaign feels will deliver him a re-election. they are wisconsin, iowa and ohio where the president's campaign began. slightly ahead in our abc news/washington post national tracking poll, president obama is ending his very last day of campaigning having enlisted the help of celebrity musician friends. >> that's not a bad way to bring it home, with the boss. >> reporter: the day began with springsteen's obama 2012 campaign song. ♪ let's vote for the man who got osama forward away we go ♪ >> reporter: even though that was interrupted by an acknowledgement of liberal and progressive anxiety. . >> the first debate really freaked me out. all right. ♪ but then romney got schooled twice by obama then smiling joe biden brought the drama ♪ >> reporter: the pres
will be with us as we head throughout the day but we will get a few peeks of sunshine here just not the brilliant sunshine that we saw tomorrow. as we go through the morning hours, like around 10:00, we'll be right around 43. and by lunchtime, that temperature coming in at 47 degrees. make sure you bundle up that high today only 48. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. >>> good morning. we have a crash to tell you about in west baltimore. this is right on glen falls parkway at windsor mill road. if you are traveling through the tunnels everything is up to speed. no delays whatsoever. as far as the justification is concerned as we -- jfx is concerned as we check in and take aloof hook north of 695, everything moving right along. no delays right now heading downtown. as far as 695 is concerned, as we check in and take a look at the abc2 timesaver traffic dry times no problems to report on the outer loop from 95 all the way up to 83. just 11 minutes and conditions nice and clear over on the west side of the beltway. an 11 minute ride as well on the oute
amanpour in jerusalem and, alex, let me begin with you. give us a sense of what's been going on in gaza. >> reporter: good morning, martha. it's been very consistent pummeling of gaza by the israeli air force and consistent launching of rocks by the palestinian militant groups. we are hearing the bombings going off rather incest aptly. just a short time ago a palestinian group launched a rocket from just a short distance away. this goes on throughout the day, into the night. around 2:00 a.m. we were spowok up by this barrage coming from the navy ship offshore. the israeli ship. the big question today, whether we'll see a cease-fire brokered by egypt and turkey obviously with the pressure of the u.s. and great britain or are we going to see that ground invasion by israel? prime minister netanyahu said they're ready to expand their ground operation and know egypt and turkey are working feverishly to strike some sort of deal but the signal, the sounds coming out of jerusalem is they aren't finished with this operation yet, but certainly here in gaza people are hoping that some sort of ceas
, and it's an image of water vapor through a layer in the atmosphere. this gives us a good idea of the circulations that are going on in the atmosphere right now, and there's two features i want to show, one here in the central u.s.. that's producing the rain right now in that air gentleman and another one just moving on shore in the pacific northwest. our graphics meteorologists here have put together a really nice depiction of how these come together whachlt we're looking at here now is up at the level of the jet stream a couple of disturbances. one here producing the rain in the midwest now and a second more powerful disturbance in the jet stream moving off the pacific northwest. let's see all these move forward in time. as they do this first feature develops this low pressure system which is going to be our nor'easter right here off the southeast coast and then this area right here, this energy that really fuels that and makes that a very intense nor'easter as we get into the wednesday time frame. down at the surface using a computer model of how the precipitation and winds
-dropper. the woman who saved her own life by punching out a 12-foot tiger shark. she tells us about the astonishing moment when her martial arts kicked in. the karate chop that saved her life. >>> and good morning, everyone. hello to robin at home. we are getting back to normal here in times square. but look at these live shots. >> rabbit rabbit. >> rabbit rabbit, robin. let's look at the live shots downtown right now. still so dark in lower manhattan. this is a city divided right now. it's going to take days, maybe longer, for the power to come back. and the scale of destruction is becoming so clear in so many places. look at the aerial shots of breezy point, new york, home to generations of firefighters and police. hit so hard by 9/11. now, hit again. more than 100 homes destroyed. one of so many communities that were absolutely devastated. >> those are creepy pictures. >>> here's what we know in terms of the numbers. 76 dead. an estimated $20 billion in property loss. new york subways are starting to run in limited areas, limited service. but they are running free through friday. that should hel
no problems through the fort mchenry or harbor tunnel and if you using 95 in white marsh it will take 15 minutes to get into the city. 695 going to be in great shape no problems from parkville to towson and on the west side you are looking at a normal 11 minute ride on outer loop from 795 down towards 95. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic now over to you. >>> a food fight during lunchtime left stewed wasn't punishment not expected. >> what the school did that had them dropping food off for their kid. >> and how exercise can help you live longer even if you severely overweight. details coming up. >>> other political news making headlines this morning voters in colorado and washington state approved measures allowing adults to use marijuana for medicior recreational purpose. oregon voted the measure down. the drug is a subject of state regulation and taxes federal authorities could block the measures. >>> same sex marriage was on the ballot in three other states. voters in maine approved it but results from minnesota and washington may not come in until later this week. this is
especially accumulations across the grassy surfacess or mail bock us about we are very cold once again this morning. cold enough to support snowfall across the area. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. >> reporter: good morning. hard to believe we are into november and we are dealing with snow. if you are heading out right now, no problems on the jfx. clear from 695 all the way downtown to east fayette street. everything will be up to speed through the fort mchenry tunnel and habor tunnel and checking in and looking outside, here in parkville, beltway is going to be in great shape no problems from harford up to 83. this is the west side of 695 at herbert road. traffic moving -- liberty road. traffic moving along. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. >>> four more years. four more years. >> a big moment in washington, d.c. as crowds celebrate president obama's victory. this was the scene outside the white house thousands gathered into the early morning hours showing their support and their excitement for the reelected president. >> new york city where excit
of this adds up, of course, to a difficult situation. as abc's tahman bradley now shows us. >> reporter: sandy may be gone. but frustration in parts of new york is growing. >> we're going to die. we're going to freeze. we have 90-year-old people. >> reporter: in this manhattan neighborhood, recovery continues at a slow pace. residents feel like they've been forgotten. >> they have no value. they see other areas are being taken care of. and they totally overlooked us. >> reporter: hundreds showed up for food from local churches and aid organizations. >> all of the food had to be thrown out of the refrigerator. this is very needed right now. >> reporter: it was another night of darkness and cold for staten island. thousands without power. many homeless. among them, mike abruzzo and his family. >> today, i want to go home. it will be a while, honey. she don't understand. she's 6. >> reporter: transportation is still a nightmare. desperate drivers waited in lines miles deep to get gas. and people waited in lines for blocks to get the bus. driving wasn't much better. checkpoints were set up to forc
early this morning. the suspect got away. abc news's cheryl connor join us with the very latest. >> reporter: last check police do not have a suspect. going into the weekend a rapist is on the loose following an incident in one of baltimore's most popular neighborhoods. it is crowned one of america's top neighborhoods just last month. the american planning association pointed out this stunning view of the inner harbor. now, there is stunning news. >> there had been another tv crew back there. there was a woman who stopped me and said oh, did you hear about what happened. i hadn't, so she said there was an incident this morning. >> jacqueline lives here and runs several times a week, often alone. >> i probably have to go to the gym more often and go outside less. >> city police say a woman in her 20s was out running when a man armed with a knife pulled her into a dark area and raped her. detectives aren't giving the exact location, just that it happened here. >> the good news is there was a lot of surveillance in that area. a lot of businesses, residents that have surveillance, s
storm in u.s. history. some estimates say it may cost some $50 billion to rebuild. with more than 4.1 million customers still without power across a dozen states, temperatures are expected to dip into the mid to upper 30s over the weekend. this morning, "the wall street journal" reports fema has generators sitting in storage. while families like this mother and daughter, living 17 flights up, are without power. telling our diane sawyer, their water is now running out, too. >> that's all the water we have left. >> it's almost gone. >> the feeling is, for a disaster this large, there should be an all-hands on deck feeling. and every generator, within thousands of miles, should be helping people who are without power and who are in need. and this picture from the new york post this morning, tells another story. look at the giant generators. these things are huge. and right now, they're sitting, unplugged, not being used, outside of where the new york city marathon will be in central park. and a lot of people are asking the questions that, shouldn't every generator be plugged in and giv
us. senator chambliss, when did you first find out about this investigation of general petraeus and what were you told? >> well, i was not told about it until friday. you know, the intelligence community became aware of it on tuesday. actually, late afternoon on tuesday. and then, by the time it sifted through the appropriate channels, through the white house, we were told on friday. >> so, you know, one of your colleagues congressman peter king, chairman of homeland security in the house, had an only goigs to the white house and inform the relative authorities earlier, do you agree with that? >> well, listen, david petraeus is a great leader. a great patriot. and he's a guy who has probably contributed more to the safety of the united states of america over the last decade than any single individual and he's a good leader. and what leaders do, when they're put in a difficult position is, they lead. and he led here by doing what he thought was the right thing. and i think he did do the right thing. i don't think there's any question. it would have been very difficult to continue
at all to susan rice the u.s. ambassador. and, i'm sorry, the u.n. ambassador for the u.s. and says he almost knew immediately this was a terror attack. what he tells congress behind closed doors today should be interesting to shedding some very credible light on what happened there. he was in charge at the time. visited, recently, even after, this whole scandal was coming to light. so, fascinating to be a flay on that wall today should be interesting. >> he is reportedly very eager to disseminate information and discovery over in libya and to share the time line of events as well. >> indeed. we will stay on top of that. >>> fighting between israel and palestinian has come to a temporary halt. israeli officials agreed to stop the wave of air strikes on gaza while the egyptian prime minister visits. >>> there is hope that egypt's leader will be able to broker some sort of truce between hamas and israelis. earlier 100 missiles landed in gaza bringing the death toll there to 19. >>> a record settlement for the worst environmental disaster in u.s. history. bp will pay a $4.5 billion fine a
. storm cost airlines about 100 million dollars. and suzuki is giving up on the u.s. auto market and they are filing for bank suptry and auto maker will no longer sell cars here instead it will focus on motorcycles alter rain vehicles and and highser bush wants images of the budweiser beer release -- taken out of the film flight. the character drinks vodka and beer and that distributor is upset. that's america's money. >>> it's -- are's watching the station at that -- you're watching the station that works for you now good morning maryland. >>> back in business. a popular mount washington watering hole opening its doors after fire almost closed them for good. >> talk about home protections. police may a bizarre discovery during a drug bust. we will tell you what they found crawling around inside a suspended drug dealer's home. and we will show you the pictures. >> scary but an interesting story. >> he is a watchdog. >> when you have an alligator. it's tuesday morning election day i am megan sprinkle. >> i am charley crowson before heading out to the polls or take care of your tas
parkway, baltimore, an accident in middle river, on pulaski at martin boulevard. if you are using 95, as we look in east baltimore, eastern avenue, everything moving along as we check in with look at 695, parkville, no delays as you head up towards towson. pulling up drive times, notice the west side of the beltway, no delays, 12 minutes on the outer loop, 795 to 95,. >>> democracy 2012 coverage, time is running out. >> election day is tomorrow, president barack obama and mitt romney spending last few hours and days making final pitches to voters. more than half a dozen states barn storming since friday night. they are going to the critical ones, all eyes are on ohio, it's posed to be a state where it could determine everything. the news this morning is coming out of chicago, that's where we find tj winnick with the live team coverage. >>> election day may not be until tomorrow. 27million americans have cast they vote. a sign hof close the obama cane pain believes this could be, the president appeared in new hampshire, which has 4e electoral votes. >> we are no longer relevant now. w
officials, do not forget us. and we want to show you some new and apocalyptic images coming in from the storm zone now. children wandering in a kind of moon scape. teams of rescuers patrolling streets. and body bags after sandy has now claimed nearly 40 lives. more than half of them on staten island, so close to manhattan, but living in devastation. and tonight, "nightline" anchor cynthia mcfadden is there, where after four days, the community is shaken. cynthia? >> reporter: good evening, diane. every massive tragedy has within it a whole series of smaller ones. one such played out behind me, though, that staircase led to a house, where a mother, father and 13-year-old girl lived. only the mother survived. staten island is a whole series of stories, just like that one. in staten island today, a cry for help. >> we're going to die! if we get killed with the weather, we're going to die! we're going to freeze! we got 90-year-old people! >> reporter: this woman pleading with government officials for gasoline, food and clothing. >> you don't understand. you've got to get your trucks her
, america. good morning to robin roberts at home. great to have elizabeth vargas back with us this morning. the whole team is here. and what a night. president obama secures a second term. >> with a surprisingly sweeping victory. the president said he learned from and listened to those who did not vote for him. there he is on stage last night, savoring the victory with his family. >> and here are the final numbers. the electoral college. 303 votes for president obama, 206 for governor romney. the popular vote for president obama, 59 million votes and governor romney with 56 million votes. the projection of ohio at 11:25 p.m. >> the big state of florida still out there. the numbers could climb for president obama. >>> the other big story of the morning, that nor'easter affecting the east coast right now, with half a foot of snow on the way. sam and ginger zee, tracking the latest. we're going to get to that. >>> right now, let's get to president obama's victory. matthew dowd, with us all last night, and here to breakdown the numbers for president obama. this is the number we were talking ab
us is that the party that knows how to ride those waves wins. here's my co-anchor, terry moran. >> reporter: america awakened to a new political reality this morning. >> what happened? >> i was wrong. >> reporter: so were a lot of republicans. >> i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction. but the nation chose another leader. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: what happened yesterday's simple, really, and profound and reflected in all those faces in the crowds last night at obama and romney headquarters. the american electorate of tomorrow, younger, urban, more diverse, more socially liberal, turned out to defeat the american electorate of yesterday, older, whiter, more rural and traditional. >> i think it was shocking to the republicans. >> reporter: matt dowd, abc news consultant, was one of george w. bush's chief strategists. >> i think the republicans are going to have to do a serious amount of soul searching. they've been built for 25 years ago, not for the 21st century. they have to appeal to latinos, women, blacks, a
to try and stop the violence. "the israelis are rejecting the cease-fire," a hamas spokesman told us. israel will continue carrying out massacres against our people. there have been talks but officials are staying tight-lipped. >> for the moment, rockets are still being fired in israel. we will go on with military operations. we're not excluding any option including the diplomatic option. >> reporter: israeli analysts say the likelihood of a ground invasion is diminishing, that israel's top leadership doesn't really want it, but the conditions of a cease-fire are very far from being resolved, meaning the possibility of a ground invasion is still very real. bianna? >> all right, alex, thank you. now let's go to jerusalem, which has not been spared from rocket attacks in the past 48 hours. abc's global affairs anchor christiane amanpour is there with the latest. christiane, with talk of even a possible ground assault, how likely is a cease-fire at this point? israel said they're rejecting it as we heard from alex. >> reporter: well, not rejecting it. what we understand is that it is a
're alive, my whole family is alive, and god will get us through this. >> reporter: the u.s. marines have stepped in, helping out with the cleanup. abc has also done it part, raising almost $17 million and rising for its day of giving fund-raiser. some say getting the power back on is taking too long. >> i am angry, to say that i am frustrated, disappointed would be the understatement of the decade. >> reporter: long lines of cars still wrap around gas stations waiting for fuel, and on this election day, people are lining up at make shift polls to vote. in new jersey, hundreds of thousands are without power, and now have to find a way to cast their ballot. governor chris christie has tried to make that easier by allowing them to vote by fax or e-mail. >> i think you have a lot of things on the plate in your life, butt it's a national election. -- but it's a national election. governor como has order had that anyone be able to vote in any polls area across the state. >>> well, here at home we're hearing it's taking anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours to cast that vote. >> let's head to
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raddatz, starts us off. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, george. paula broadwell has surrounded herself with lawyers and has said nothing since the scandal broke five days ago. but for the first time we got a glimpse of her here in washington, d.c. overnight, we captured these images of paula broadwell, here inside her brother's home, having a quick dinner and glass of wine. still silent about the accusations swirling around her. caught up in the storm, now, the highly-respected general who commands forces in afghanistan, john allen, accused of exchanging potentially inappropriate e-mails with tampa socialite, jill kelly. after the pentagon's dramatic announcement about allen earlier this week, overnight, the defense secretary teamed to be backing off. >> no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at isaf. he has my continued confidence. >> reporter: an echo of what the white house said tuesday. >> i can tell you that the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country. as well as the job he's done
instructor alexis wright and her business partner. accused of using her dance studio as a brothel, building a client list of more than 150 men including prominent community members. that story gets me all tounge-tied. >> i know it does. i wonder why. a driver who fled the scene of a hit and rush crash in milwaukee over the weekend may be surprise to learn it was all caught on surveillance video. the car ran a stop sign. hit an. uv. went airborne. landed on its side. neighbors rushed to rescue a woman unconscious at the time and her child hanging from the car seat. no word yet on whether police have tracked down that driver. >>> tens of thousand of folks gathered to get a glimpse as mother nature briefly pulled the plug over northern australia. it was a total solar eclipse. >> crowds erupted in cheers as the moon passed between the sun and earth. plunging the reason into darkness. the peak of the eclipse lasted over 2:00 in australia. hotels have been booked solid more than three years. more than 50,000,0 people flood the area. >>> a good will store saying hello, dali, salvador dali. >> work
the interruption and momentum caused by the tragic storm that hit us here on east coast. they believe they've had the momentum since the debate's ended and recaptured their candidates mojo, if you will. they see the enthusiasm. 30,000 people at a rally in pennsylvania. i've been to many rallies in pennsylvania with more than one candidate and that's a big crowd by any measure for either party. i know ed gillespie talked with you about the extended map. >> donna brazile, you were there with al gore in 2000. the big difference in 2000 for the democrats is the sophistication of that turnout machine that president obama has built? >> george, they call it a sandwich program. this is found in the so-called swing voters. the persuadable voters. the base voters, the independent voters. this is a campaign that had 5,100 satellite offices all across the battleground states. they're targeting people where they live, where they're eating, where they're shopping, where they play. to get people out to vote. 28% of the so-called new voters they've registered, 1.8 million americans, they've cast their ballots. >
veterans day in a decade that u.s. troops are not fighting in iraq. >>> and with that, we take a look at weather from across the country on this monday morning. mountain snow in the cascades and north rockies from rain from seattle and portland and boise. some morning frost and freeze warnings in southern california, arizona and new mexico. showers and thunderstorms from cleveland and detroit down to nashville and new orleans. >> beautiful along the east coast. getting up to the 60s from new england to new orleans. mostly 40s in the nation'sed with section and in the northwest. >>> and when we come back this morning, being intriguing new research as scientists try to unlock the mystery of autism. >>> and help wanted. why airlines could be scrambling to get pilots in the cockpit. >>> and twinkies on the brink. a nationwide strike could spell the end for the sugary classic snack cake. >>> welcome back, everybody. and some alarming business news this morning. could this be the end of twinkies? workers are there on strike at hostess bakeries around the country after the company cut wages
site. facebook prides it self-as a place where people use their real identity on the web. it's taken the problem pretty seriously. the man in charge of facebook's security said a new automated system is in place to purge fake likes president the company has anywhere from 150 to 300 employees to stop fraud. >> all right. if you're not one of those shoppers who wants to deal with all the black friday crowds, the four weekdays following thanksgiving weekend are probably the best time to shop. according to the study, those are the days you will likely find the lighter crowds, better customer service and discounties. >> the common misperception for car buyers and how students are learning about other cultures. >>> early sunset these days, just past 4:50 in baltimore. 4:52 to be exact. winds from the north. never out of the upper 40s. now we're not mid-40s and on our way to a chilly night. the day that was not so bad. parkville middle finding beautiful brilliant skies. tree leaf cover. manchester valley high school. a sunny practice but chilly on the football field late in the day. ellicot
on the sunshine. we can use it. traveling on 95 this morning in white march thereby are no delays heading into the city. marsh there are no delays heading into the city. as far as 83 as we look if you are useing that to get into the city this morning, 11 minutes from towson to downtown baltimore. 695 going to be in great shape as we check in and take a look on the west side at liberty road every thing is moving along no delays heading down to 95. and this is what the belt we looks like in parkville at harford road no delays heading up towards toeson. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. now over to you. >>> election day is here and today voters head to the polls to pick the next president of the united states. and after months of campaigning, both candidates can now see the finish line that race to the white house. >> the president will hold his election night party in chicago. we have details on what both candidates are doing today to prepare. >> reporter: # this election is upon us after -- this election is now upon us following 7 months campaigning three presidential debates a
. >>> big corporations to people like us, everybody is rallying around the people who lost everything in the storm. how you can help, too. >>> the big day, 2012 election is here, a number of issues for you to decide, everything you need to know before heading to the polls on this monday, november 5th. i'm charley crowson. >> i'm megan pringle. hope you had a great weekend. thank you for joining us. before we get to all the news of the day, we will get to weather. another storm is coming. >>> yes. another storm is coming, coming as we go in to wednesday. today is going to be fine, tuesday fines get out and make sure you cast your vote. we are dealing with temperatures at 36 degrees glenn el. frederick 39. bel air 36. a light north westerly breeze at 5- 7 miles an hour. these will be picking up throughout the day. also, with the cold temperatures, dealing with freeze warnings until 8:00. we can see as we lack over in to carroll county, we are dealing this around frederick county, baltimore county, carroll county, frederick, and also in howard county. as you head out the door, be prepare
is going to be with us in new hampshire. but this really comes down to our amazing volunteers. our staff out in the field who have to make sure the people who support the president exercise their right to vote. that's our biggest task right now to make suhuure we get our e out. >>ven the president wins, his margins will be smaller than last time around. will it make it harder for the president to succeed in the second term. >> as soon as the election is over, we got to move on to the pressing business. we got some fiscal and tax issues in front of us. so, no, i think that -- you know, we need to try and have compromise and balance. if those two things are presence, we'll be able to create jobs in the short term and build on the progress that we have seen over the last four years. and that's the question. are we going to take a risk in going back to on the policies? >>> with that, let's go to ed gillespie for the romney campaign. you heard david plouffe right there. his closing argument governor romney would be an enormous risk. >> we're doing better. we should build on the progress that
thing any of us want to hear right now. as you heard in ron claiborne's report just a second ago, another storm could be on the way to this area. >> it's unbelievable. forecasters say a nor'easter is developing off the coast. here's meteorologist jim dickey of accuweather.com. >> good morning, rob and sunny. unfortunately, keeping it chilly across the northeast. many spots without power. these are temperatures you expect you step out the door this morning. many in the 30s. burlington, syracuse, around the freezing point, pittsburgh, detroit. it's not going to end. sandy, what's left of it, large area of low pressure spinning over canada continuing to usher in chilly air. a couple showers here, nothing much in the way of precipitation but this northwesterly wind will continue. that brings that chilly air in out of can did turning progressively colder each night headed through the weekend and that sets the stage for potentiacoastal snowstorm. wouldn't be anything like sandy here. more your typical nor'easter. two potential paths, one could take it out to sea. rob and sunny, back to
. >>> welcome back, everyone. there are just 47 days to christmas. easy for us to believe in new york city here with all the snow on the ground. keep in mind, halloween was last week. >> that's crazy. the post office wants to make sure you get your holiday packages where they need to go. so later today officials kick off the holiday mailing and shipping season. and will announce the mail by and ship by dates. so mark your calendar for that. >> right after christmas comes new year's day. master of the obvious, right. when the big tax hikes and budget cuts said to take effect. president obama and the gridlocked congress are scrambling to head them off. >> investors are not betting on it. the nerves leading to a 313-point drop yesterday. the biggest selloff of the year. abc's reporter has more. >> reporter: wall street woke up to the same president, but new worries. europe's debt crisis appears to be getting worse. there was rioting in greece over budget cuts and word that europe's strongest economy germany is in trouble. but quickly investors turned back to our looming problem, the road we are on
their power back after super storm sandy lost it all over again. >> this set us back probably a day. i thought we would probably have everybody online by late thursday, early friday. this probably pushes us back to late saturday maybe early sunday. >> reporter: the nor'easter grounded at least 1,700 flights and stranded thousand of people on the long island railroad. the biggest commuter rail in the country. new york city police were forced to close penn station because of overcrowd offing. >> i want to go home. looks like mother nature hates us. >> reporter: the snowfall forced people in new jersey living in low-lying areas to once again evacuate. the storm even forced fema and the red cross off of staten island which was decimated by sandy. >> where are they going to put us? we are human beings. >> it is another flood. another disaster we don't need at this time. and, you know, everybody is devastated. they don't know, if they're coming or going. >> reporter: mayor michael bloomberg says only 25% of new york city's gas stations are open that's why he is starting a gas rationing program based
. and using the jfx to get downtown normal conditions 11 minutes right now traveling southbound from 695 all the way downtown. that's a look at your traffic. megan and charley over to you. >>> you have seen the ads and signs it comes down to today. after all of it, now we are going to the polls and we are saying voters this is your chance you have your say. >> it's from the dream act to same sex marriage and expanding gaming here in maryland but it comes back to man versus man. mitt romney versus president obama. >> abc2 news bradley leaves off live team coverage from mitt romney's headquarters good morning. >> reporter: good morning. mitt romney takes the stage tonight he hopes as the next president of the united states. but today, he is still out hunting for votes even as americans head to the polls. most expensive presidential race in history is in the hands of voters. mitt romney is not done. gop nominee is making two more campaign stops later today in ohio and central -- pennsylvania after casting ballots. romney campaignaed the stops knowing the path to vct have i more narrow than pres
election headquarters. great to have you with us. all day long we've been watching grandmothers, first-time voters, rich people, poor people, blue collar workers, all the people who believe in america going to the polls, every state of our union today joining together at the ballot boxes, and we will be bringing you the results. we are here to tell you who won, why throughout this evening and what's next. it's your voice as we've been saying and your vote tonight. >> diane, it has been a long, bitter and expensive race. deadlocked most of the way and revealed an america divided in so many ways. tonight, all of you are going to tip the balance. >> and now we are ready to begin because we have three projections to make because the polls have closed in six states and we are ready to go. here it is. indiana, this state has switched, president obama won it four years ago, governor romney has won it this time. it is not a surprise, though. we were expecting governor romney to take indiana. kentucky, this is a very red state and governor romney has taken kentucky, as well, tonight. and vermon
. but fortunately, a compassionate family took her in. and she's looking for a permanent home. she's live with us this morning. >>> but we start with something to cheer about. finally, power being restored to many in lower manhattan. a huge relief for some. but millions of others in the northeast, could be without electricity for another week, if not longer. meantime, temperatures are plunging to frigid levels and fast. ginger zee is here with the latest on this unwelcomed cold snap. good morning, ginger. >> good morning, bianna. if someone knows one of those millions of customers without power in the 11 states, text them or get ahold of them this morning. the cold is on the way. 42 new york. 44 philadelphia. erie back there at 40. but look at the next three nights. again, tomorrow morning, through early tuesday is when it's really going to hit. and you're going to go, oh, my goodness. actually, we could have problems with hypothermia, especially with people a little older. new york city gets down to 34. that's the city. you go outside of the city, and some of the affected areas. the power's out.
these lines are lasting over an hour, we're hearing. >> mark greenblatt, live for us in lower manhattan. thanks, mark. >>> also here in new york, the third major hospital evacuation of the week. this one involves about 600 patients at bellevue hospital. >> it is the oldest public hospital in the nation. and abc's cynthia mcfadden was there as patients were brought out. >> reporter: the word went out. backup generators operating since monday night had failed. national guard troops called in to help carry out hundreds of patients from bellevue, one of the country's busiest. some patients having to be carried down from as high as the 18th floor. >> we have not experienced anything on this scale. >> reporter: emergency crews have been seriously pumping out of the hospital basement. deluge under 8 feet of water. the east river's right here on the other side of this building. this baby was born here a few days ago. what did they tell you? >> they have no lights. and everything is just wait. >> abc's cynthia mcfadden reporting. officials sayven though 17 million gallons of water have been pump
. thank you for joining us. let's skip to the weather, rainy start. how long is that going to stick around? over to lynette charles. >>> we will be dealing with the rain through the morning hours. towards the afternoon, we will taper off a bit. the cold air will be funneling in behind the cold front. we have the rain this morning. we can see the heaviest rain around hagerstown, see the yellows across the area, we have a big shield of rain across the area. stepping out and about, take it easy, not only the rain but fog in spots this morning just like yesterday. it's a cold rain, catonsville 44 degrees, 43 frederick. glenn l41 degrees. rain tapers off by lunchtime. we will get sunshine in to the afternoon. >>> crews are working to repair a broken water main that ruptured in mount vernon, it's half the size of the one last week we told you about. >> it's causing a number of problems for homes and businesses today. linda so is live in mount vernon. how are things doing this morning. i see crews working. >> reporter: working throughout the night to get this fixed quickly to open the road back u
coastline communities. >> cops are telling us we have to evacuate immediately. they're expecting another surge of water. and they want everybody out of the houses. >> we may take a step back in the next 24 hours. you need to be prepared for that. i'm prepared for that. i hate setbacks. i don't tolerate them usually very well. but this one, i can't control. >> reporter: and airlines are also taking another hit with more than 1,700 flights canceled for yesterday and today. and commuters who have been dealing with gas shortages and adjusted mass transit system, are now dealing with icy roads and closed highways. >> it's really, really bad, waiting in line for gas. now, i'm waiting in line to get home. >>> the heaviest snow fell in ocean county, new jersey, which got a foot. and central manhattan got four inches. >>> and for more on the storm, here's accuweather's jim dickey. >> our nor'easter winding down today. still seeing snowfall and rain, especially through the morning and especially into new england. but as far as the new york city is concerned, into pennsylvania, the mid-atlantic, im
.com. let us know. >> i will go vote after the show. with stay with abc news on air and online, throughout the day. maybe we can sing when we vote. >> i doubt it. >> diane sawyer and george stephanopoulos will been our times square election headquarters and our entire political team, does not in cloud me or paula will be out in force. as the the returns comen we will bring you the very, very latest. >> we'll be bringing them donuts and coffee. here is a look now at your election day weather, everybody. stormy in savannah, charleston, raleigh. this afternoon the storm moves up the coast, this evening, bringing rain and wind to the northeast. all eyes on the nor'easter. showers a possibility in chicago, st. louis and minneapolis. >> coldest air of the season pours into new england, boston barely breaking 40. omaha, kansas city, 50. los angeles, 86 down from the record high of yesterday. >>> firefighters are finally making head way with a wildfire that forced a shutdown of a major highway between southern california. santa ana wind spread the fire to both side of the interstate. 15 in cajun p
for his second term. >> tonight, you voted for action. not politics as usual. you elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours. >> there were cheers in chicago and tears in boston. after the long, hard fight, it was all over for the challenger. >> like so many of you, paul and i have left everything on the field. we have given our all to this campaign. >> now, after the bruising campaign and facing a congress as divided as it was before the election, president obama and the country prepare for the next four years. >> thank you, america. god bless you. god bless these united states. >>> good wednesday morning, everybody. four years ago, barack obama stood on the brink of history, the morning after his election. now, four years later, he stands on the brink of a second term. >> the president has won re-election after a hard-fought campaign, saying he returns to the white house more determined and more inspired than ever. >> and he can claim a decisive and sweeping electoral victory over challenger, mitt romney. although, the popular vote is a lot tighter. >> but in the end, almost all of
while you were sleeping. thanks for joining us i am preg megan pringle. >> i am charley crowson. >> first we have to get to the weather because that's a developing story. >> charley, we are talking about a winter weather advisory because we could be seeing snow mixing with rain as we go throughout the day. so, the areas here shaded in the blue color that's what we are talking about by 10 into tomorrow and as we check out what's going on in terms of the wet weather it is here on maryland's most powerful radar and this is pushing off towards the north it will continue to do so also dealing with very cold temperatures this morning and also very windy conditions. megan and charley over to you. >>> president obama will spend four more years in the white house. >> he beat mitt romney and this morning t.j. winick is live in chicago with reaction to that victory a land mash victory for president obam -- mark victory for president obama who wrapped up his remarks a few hours ago. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. in end a series of narrow state win that is gave president obama a d
wanted to show you how long it would take us to get from the obama field office to the romney field office. we literally drove down the parking lot and, well, look across the street. there's romney-ryan. how are you? >> good to see you. >> reporter: few days left. that's where we started, with the team trying to unseat the president. and they know they need ohio. inside, you can sense it. they know they have just few precious hours left. so, this is the buzz, two days out. >> can i speak with michael? >> reporter: volunteers calling lists of voters who they believe lean republican. so, the people you are calling right now, you have a hint they could be leaning republican, you just need to get in touch with them. >> that's right. >> reporter: president obama won this county four years ago. george w. bush won it in 2004 and they are determined to flip it back. tom gave up his sunday with his family to knock on doors. are you missing a game to do this? >> i have a radio in the car, so -- >> reporter: you'll have the score. that score tuesday night more important to him. >> i think we'r
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at a u.s. spy drone. the provocative act occurred over the persian gulf, saying the unarmed drone was flying in international air space and was not hit. iran has not responded to the pentagon's statement. >>> seven members of the u.s. navy s.e.a.l. team six are being disciplined this morning for disclosing classified information. the s.e.a.l.s were paid consultants on a new video game. officials say the s.a.e.l.s violated rules about tactics and procedures. >>> and the bank robber known as the ak-47 bandit has apparently struck again. he was caught on camera holding up this credit union in idaho. forcing employees into a safe before getting away with a bag stuffed full of cash. the fbi believes he is the same person who hit several banks earlier this year, on a run from california to washington state. in one heist, he shot and seriously wounded a police officer. a $70,000 reward is now being offered to conversatiinformatio to his arrest. >>> and former congresswoman gabrielle giffords stared down the gunman who shot her and a crowd of bystanders last year. more, now, from abc's ry
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